Alzheimer's Foundation of America

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press releases

22nd of November 2019

Nine Thanksgiving Travel Tips for Families Impacted by Dementia

(November 21, 2019) — As one of the busiest travel weekends of the year approaches — the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates more than 55 million travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend — the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important tips to families traveling with someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia-related illness. […]


21st of November 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Makes Recommendations to US Senate to Eliminate Barriers to Diagnosis, Treatment and Care for Alzheimer’s Disease

NEW YORK (November 21, 2019) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) recommended ways to eliminate barriers to diagnosis, care and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related illnesses to the US Senate Finance Subcommittee on Health.  The Senate subcommittee solicited testimony as part of a hearing held during National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to raise […]


4th of November 2019

Pam Leonard named Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s 2019 Dementia Care Professional of the Year

(October 31, 2019) —  The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is proud to announce that Pam Leonard, LBSW, CDP, Program Director for CJFS (Collat Jewish Family Services) CARES in Birmingham, AL has been named its 2019 “Dementia Care Professional of the Year.” The honor is awarded annually to one individual who demonstrated professional excellence in […]


31st of October 2019

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month- Here Are Four Things to Remember

(October 31, 2019)– With Alzheimer’s Awareness Month beginning November 1st, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is encouraging people to remember four important things about Alzheimer’s disease. “Raising awareness starts from within,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s president & CEO. “As we work together to educate others about Alzheimer’s disease throughout November, there are […]


30th of October 2019

Halloween Safety Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Helpful Information for Family Caregivers to Consider to Help Keep Their Loved Ones with Dementia Safe and Comfortable (October 30, 2019) —  With Americans getting ready to celebrate Halloween, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is offering safety tips for family caregivers to protect their loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease […]


30th of September 2019

Alzheimer’s Helpline Expanding Hours to Help Caregivers

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America extending weekend hours for its National Toll-Free Helpline Starting this Saturday (September 30, 2019): The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is expanding the weekend hours of its National Toll-Free Helpline, starting this Saturday. The helpline, which is available seven days a week, provides individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers with […]


30th of August 2019

Hurricane Preparedness Information for Residents in the Southeast Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Emergency Preparedness Tips For Family Caregivers to Help Protect Their Loved Ones With Alzheimer’s NEW YORK (September 3, 2019) — With Hurricane Dorian approaching the southeastern United States, potentially bringing dangerous winds, rain and flooding in the coming days, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) is providing important emergency preparedness […]


26th of August 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Tips for Managing Stress

(August 20, 2019)- This time of year can clock in among the most stressful with millions of families about to send kids back to school. For those heads of households who are also caring for a senior family member, the stress level can be intense. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America wants to take this calm […]


13th of August 2019

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Awards $100,000 Grant to NYU Winthrop Hospital for Research Project to Develop New Alzheimer’s Treatments

(August 13, 2019) – The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) today announced a $100,000 grant to NYU Winthrop Hospital for a research project aimed at uncovering the underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease and developing new treatments. The cutting-edge research will reengineer human cells, collected through a single voluntary blood test, to behave like brain neurons, […]


19th of July 2019

Important Heat Safety Tips for Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease

With Dangerous Heat Wave Affecting Many Parts of the US, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Offers Information to Help Families Keep Their Loved Ones Safe (New York-July 19, 2019):  As states across America deal with a dangerous heat wave projected to bring heat indexes above 110 degrees to some areas, the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) […]